Governor's Office - Recent Headlines

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  • Rajant Corporation to Locate in Morehead
    Monday, March 30, 2015
    More jobs are coming to eastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers joined company and community leaders today to announce that Rajant Corporation will establish a facility in Morehead.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Funding for WATCH Inc. Facility in Murray
    Friday, March 27, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced a $182,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) for the construction a new WATCH Inc. work facility and the renovation of existing WATCH Inc. facilities in Murray.
  • Gov. Beshear Joins Federal Officials to Announce New Program to Assist Communities Affected by the Downturn of Coal, Energy Production
    Friday, March 27, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined several federal and state officials to announce the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative, which will award up to $38 million in grants to coal communities to support economic and workforce development. The POWER initiative is designed to effectively utilize a range of federal economic and workforce development resources to assist communities negatively impacted by the downturn of coal and energy production.
  • Kentucky, West Virginia Governors Offer Friendly Wager on Tonight’s Sweet 16 Game
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear and West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin are wagering on their home teams in tonight’s Sweet 16 NCAA tournament basketball game.
  • Midea America Corporation to Locate Operation in Louisville
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Midea America Corporation plans to locate its first U.S. research and development operation in Jefferson County.
  • Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt County
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Four Roses is expanding again. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the company plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million into the project.
  • North American Stainless to Make $150 Million Expansion of Ghent Facility
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    A major expansion is in the works in Carroll County. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that North American Stainless (NAS) plans to invest $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent.
  • Gov. Beshear Calls Legislative Session a Remarkable Success
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Despite snow days that interrupted legislative action in February and March, Gov. Steve Beshear declared this legislative session a success for producing meaningful legislation for strengthening Kentucky’s families, particularly with bills aimed at heroin abuse, dating violence and use of child booster seats.
  • Gov. Beshear Signs Landmark Anti-Heroin Bill
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Less than twelve hours after it passed the General Assembly, Governor Steve Beshear signed the bipartisan anti-heroin bill into law before a crowded room full of legislators, law enforcement officials and health advocates.
  • Gov. Beshear, Federal Official Release Details of $19.9 million Grant to Help Kentucky SNAP Recipients Achieve Self-sufficiency
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear, joined by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administrator Audrey Rowe, today outlined the details of a $19.9 million grant awarded to fund a pilot project in southeastern Kentucky aimed at helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants find jobs and ultimately work toward self-sufficiency.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Redesign of Interchange to Preserve Interstate Access for Calvert City
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced that engineers designing the corridor for Interstate 69 can rebuild a key interchange for Interstate 24 in Marshall County in a way that preserves direct interstate access to U.S. 62 at Calvert City.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates Passage of Comprehensive Heroin Bill
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    “This is the legislation Kentuckians have been waiting for – a robust and comprehensive package that attacks the spectrum of heroin abuse, from punishing traffickers to supporting addiction treatment to protecting public health through needle exchanges. Heroin is a multi-dimensional monster and demands an array of tactics to support families, treat addicts and protect our communities. Senate Bill 192 is tough on traffickers who bring these deadly drugs into our communities, but compassionate toward those who report overdoses or who admit they need help for their addiction. I applaud our legislators for putting aside partisan interests for the greater good of all Kentuckians who have been affected by this devastating drug. Because the bill has an emergency clause, I will sign it first thing tomorrow morning – Kentuckians can’t wait one more minute for the tools it provides to fight heroin.” - Gov. Steve Beshear
  • Gov. Beshear Recognizes Excellence in Teaching
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined Kentucky teachers who earned their National Board Certification in 2014 and praised them for their dedication to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st century success.
  • County Profiles Present Snapshot of Early Childhood Status
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Parents, school districts and early childhood councils can use county-specific data released today to develop local strategies and improve outcomes for their children.
  • Gov. Beshear Signs Public Pension Oversight Measure
    Monday, March 23, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear took another step to strengthen oversight of state-administered retirement systems by signing into law House Bill 47.
  • Gov. Beshear Signs Master Settlement Agreement Protection Bill, Preserves Investments in Agriculture
    Monday, March 23, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today signed into law House Bill 512 that helps protect and preserve Kentucky’s future Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments.
  • Kentucky Chrome Works to Expand in Horse Cave, Create 63 Jobs
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    A southcentral Kentucky auto supplier is expanding. Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders today to announce that Kentucky Chrome Works LLC (KCW) plans to grow its operations in Hart County.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates New Addition to Adair County High School’s KY Tech Satellite Campus
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear joined local officials and students today to celebrate the addition of a new welding center at Adair County High School’s KY Tech satellite campus. The new facility offers students a wide-range of vocational curriculum and career readiness education.
  • Japanese Automotive Supplier Itsuwa Locating Facility to Bardstown
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined company and local officials to announce that Japanese auto supplier Itsuwa plans to locate a facility in Nelson County. The operation, which will be called Itsuwa Kentucky, will create 43 new, full-time jobs and invest $5.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Signs Breeders’ Cup Tax Incentive Legislation
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear today signed into law HB 134 which will exempt the pari-mutuel tax on wagering on live races at Keeneland during the two days of the Breeders’ Cup Oct. 30 and 31, 2015. The exemption will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2017.